Food and Wellness Supports

Food Banks in Newfoundland and Labrador

Click here for a listing of contact information for food banks located in your area.

Grenfell Campus: students at the Grenfell Campus requiring food supports over the holiday break can contact Jana Walsh at

Campus Food Bank

Click here for contact information for Memorial’s Campus Food Bank

Newfoundland and Labrador Community Food Helpline - Call 811

Access to basic information about food programs in their community, including referrals to food banks and meal programs. Healthline operators can also refer callers who require additional support, such as help with an online grocery order or a meal delivery service, to the Community Food Helpline, which is staffed by the Jimmy Pratt Foundation and Food First NL. SeniorsNL is providing database support for this service.

People who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or have other communication disabilities, and who need support to access food, can reach out to the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of the Deaf by text or Video Relay Service, at the Deaf Connect Line at (709) 699-7022.

Delivery services may also be available for those who are unable to travel to a location where they can access food.

Ches Penney Centre of Hope - Salvation Army

18 Springdale Street, St. John’s
Tel: (709) 739-0290

Community Meals

Hot meals will continue to be served based on the regular weekly schedule

Wednesday, Dec. 14 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 15 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 20 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 21 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 22 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Food Bank:

Tuesday, Dec. 20 – 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 21 – 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 22 – 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Food Bank will reopen on December 28, 2022 

The Gathering Place

172 Military Road
Phone: (709) 753-3234


Meal Service 

Any individual 26 years of age and over can avail of the supports offered. The Gathering Place offers in house dining and take away for those who would prefer to eat out.

   Breakfast – 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch – 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Supper – 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 The Gathering Place will be serving Christmas Dinner on: Wednesday, Dec. 21; Lunch time – 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Individuals may also avail of other supports. For many guests, The Gathering Place is their only safe place to go. Some come for a meal or a shower. Others come for medical or dental care or a place to sit and rest. Recently an emergency overnight shelter has been implemented for those who have no place to go.


Choices for Youth

261 Duckworth Street, St. John’s, NL
Tel: (709) 754-0446
Main Shelter Line: (709) 757-3050
Fax: (709) 726-3125

Twitter: @choicesforyouth
Facebook: @choicesforyouth

For more information on Choices for Youth, see below: